Jewellery

Jewellery at City Lit offers a diverse range of courses with high quality teaching delivered by specialist tutors in dedicated, well-equipped studios.

• Technical skills, traditional metalwork, experimental materials and techniques for the complete beginner, intermediate and professional jeweller.
• Self-directed study workshops, design development and realisation, professional practice.
• Supportive, challenging and creative teaching environment to exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge between experts and peers. Tutors offer group and 1:1 teaching.
• Courses throughout the year; day, evening and weekend, including year-long taught programmes, 12 week workshops, and short intensives.
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  1. Develop your jewellery design and making

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy honing your jewellery-making skills in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? If you're an intermediate to advanced jewellery-maker and would like to improve your designs and push your technical skills to a higher standard, this hands-on, expert-led course is for you. Perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches.
    Full fee: £449.00
    Senior fee: £359.00
    Concession: £274.00

  2. Enamelling and cold connections for jewellers

    Course Date: Sun 3 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the intricacies of the traditional jewellers' craft of enamel or cloisonne technique. Learn to bring glass and metal together into to create striking effects with vibrant colour and use copper lines to define spaces of colour, creating beautiful and professional-looking jewellery pieces.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  3. Experience: colour in resin jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and pick up some skills in using resin - techniques of using pigments and embedding coloured elements.

    Whether you're a beginner or an experienced jeweller, this short course is an insight into casting plastics.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

  4. Flush setting for jewellery makers

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    For intermediate jewellers, learn how to set round faceted stones in sheet metal and rings using the traditional flush setting technique. You will practice in copper, before moving on to work in silver. There will also be a chance to make your own flush setting tool.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  5. Introduction to beaded jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 9 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to create stunning beaded jewellery fit for the catwalk? Explore traditional and contemporary beaded jewellery techniques with a practical focus on designing for the fashion industry. Get to grips with important beading tools and skills, and learn about key aspects of designing for the catwalk - looking at current trends, creating mood boards to develop ideas, designing your own collections and creating a striking final piece.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  6. Introduction to designing for men's jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Men’s jewellery is often under-represented. This course will investigate and decipher this market. Looking at trends, fashion and inspiration along with consumer research, you'll design your own men’s jewellery collection.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  7. Introduction to diamonds

    Course Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  8. Introduction to fashion jewellery

    Course Date: Tue 3 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the potential of fashion jewellery. Design and develop catwalk/jewellery pieces using a range of different materials such as base metals, wood, polymers, feathers, pearls, crystals and perspex.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  9. Introduction to jewellery making

    Course Date: Fri 16 Feb 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduction to metal jewellery-making techniques such as forging, texturing and soldering, cutting out shapes in sheet metal and twisting wire. We will explore how to create a ring to the correct finger size and how to add decoration like a stone or a kinetic element. You will create at least one wearable piece of jewellery on this course.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  10. Introduction to leather jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 4 Jun 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking for a fun place to start your jewellery making? Or already a jewellery-maker but feeling inspired to try a new material? Join this introductory class to learn all about leather and explore a range of techniques and processes to make attractive leather jewellery including bangles, cuffs and earrings.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  11. Introduction to men's jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical jewellery course focusing on designing and making men’s jewellery, using casting and etching to produce organic textures on rings, cuffs and cufflinks. Design and make leather and braided cord cuffs with specialist knots and rivets.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  12. Introduction to metal jewellery

    Course Date: Fri 22 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to make your own jewellery? Try out jewellery-making, getting to grips with the basic processes and techniques for using metal to create simple yet beautiful earrings, rings, pendants and bracelets to your own designs.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  13. Introduction to mould-making for resin jewellery

    Introduction to mould-making for resin jewellery

    Course Date: Sun 21 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to replicate your jewellery designs as multiple pieces? Discover simple techniques for making a master and silicone moulds that can easily be used at home to create numerous copies of your original pieces - as well as picking up extra resin jewellery-making tips on mixing resin, adding colour and embedding.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  14. Introduction to precious metal clay

    Course Date: Fri 10 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to discover one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery-making? Come and get to grips with metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure copper when fired. Whether you're a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, learn the basic techniques of working with this magic material as well as more innovative uses, to create original items of jewellery.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  15. Jewellery and mindfulness workshop

    Course Date: Fri 19 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Feeling stressed or distracted? Discover the power of craft activities in developing focus and concentration to combat the stress of daily life, and pick up new jewellery-making skills at the same time. Learn to hand-braid colourful textile threads to create a bracelet whilst learning about the practice of mindfulness, and enjoy the impact this has on your general well-being.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

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